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  • *Revealed: concerns over string of incidents at UK prison where baby died
    At least four prisoners at HMP Bronzefield have given birth in potentially unsafe circumstances since 2017Pregnant in prison: ‘I could feel the blood but didn’t put the light on to see’The death of a newborn baby girl in a cell at HMP Bronzefield in September came after a string of concerning incidents involving pregnant women at the prison in the past two years, the Guardian has learned.On…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 19, 3:47pm -
  • *Pregnant in prison: 'I could feel the blood but didn’t put the light on to see'
    Polly cried for help when she began bleeding heavily in her cell, but no one answeredHMP Bronzefield: baby death casts light on string of incidentsPolly was alone in her cell at night when she started bleeding heavily. Doubled over in pain, she rang her bell over and over again, but nobody answered her cries for help. She was four months’ pregnant and terrified she would lose her baby while lock…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 19, 3:47pm -
  • *Latina women will finally earn the same as white men – in 2224
    Latina women in the US get paid 53 cents to a white man’s dollar. On current trends equality is a long way offYesterday, nearly 23 months after the start of 2018, the average Latina woman in the US finally earned what a white man earned in a year.That’s because Latina women were paid barely half of what a white man was in 2017 – earning 53 cents to every white man’s dollar. That pay gap ha…
    - 22 hours ago 21 Nov 19, 8:04pm -
  • ‘I’m not going to be bullied into silence.’ The women defying abuse to stand as MPs
    There has been a well publicised exodus of senior female MPs, yet more women than ever are standing in this election. They explain whyTucked away in the office of Labour candidate Natalie Fleet is a pop-up wendy house, meant to keep the children of campaign volunteers happy. But on the morning I visit, nobody can play there. In the middle of the night, someone smashed in the windows of her campaig…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 19, 10:00am -
  • Australian women win landmark vaginal mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson
    The case was launched on behalf of 700 women who had pelvic mesh and tape products implanted to treat common complications of childbirthHundreds of women left in debilitating pain by faulty transvaginal mesh devices have won a landmark case against multinational giant Johnson & Johnson.The Australian class action against companies owned by Johnson & Johnson – watched closely across the world –…
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 19, 3:00am -
  • Induction recommended for women still pregnant at 41 weeks
    Swedish study shows that induction of labour at or beyond term gestation is safer for babiesInducing birth for women whose pregnancy lasts to 41 weeks could reduce the death toll from stillbirths, say experts, following publication of the results of an important trial in which six babies died after spending longer in the womb.The results of the trial in Sweden, revealed last month in the Guardian,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 19, 11:30pm -
  • We escaped Julia Roberts playing Harriet Tubman – but whitewashing lives on | Yomi Adegoke
    Behind closed doors, roles meant for ethnic minority actors are being rewritten as whiteIt is a headline that reads as if it were ripped from a Saturday Night Live skit: Julia Roberts was once the favourite to play the legendary African American 19th-century abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The revelation came from Gregory Allen Howard, the screenwriter and producer of the recently released film Harri…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 19, 6:19pm -
  • Stuck for ideas on the lesbian tourist trail? Welcome to Halifax!
    Yorkshire town rivals Lesbos as popular destination thanks to TV series Gentleman JackThe Greek island of Lesbos has long been a magnet for gay women, attracted by the poetry of Sappho, literature’s most famous lesbian, who wrote an ode to the goddess Aphrodite in the 7th century BC.Now Lesbos has a rival on the sapphic tourism circuit. Halifax in Yorkshire is rapidly becoming a popular destinat…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 19, 5:02pm -
  • Ego trip: why are some male runners so threatened by a speedy woman?
    Being overtaken by a woman seems to get under some men’s skin, as elite athlete Lily Partridge pointed out last week. But the intimidation tactics need to stopAt this time of year, many women stop running in the dark. The same quiet roads that are great for training are precisely those that can make you feel vulnerable. Attacks, fortunately, are rare – but intimidation is not.I don’t know a…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 19, 7:00am -
  • Pregnant and waiting for your baby? Forget sex and hot baths – here's my advice
    Bananas, nipple stimulation, castor oil: none of these will hasten labour. Instead, soak up your last chance to be aloneMy daughter has passed her due date and we are all on tenterhooks for the baby to be born. What a strange space this is. Constantly texting – “Anything?” – is probably not the best idea. I am simply waiting for the call. But still, this is yet another part of a woman’s…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 19, 5:21pm -
  • 2020 could see an end to safe, legal abortion anywhere in America
    It’s more crucial than ever to have a president in office who won’t just pay the usual lip service to women’s rightsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Make a contributionIf you care about the rights of women to make their own reproductive choices, 2020 is the year that matters.It’s too late to do anything about the current makeup of the court – except, of course, for women and th…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 19, 9:00am -
  • Who’s the daddy? Difficult to say in Victorian times | Sarah Ditum
    New research sheds light on the parlous lot of women during the Industrial RevolutionThe women of the 19th-century urban poor were at it. Sneaking around, getting some. That, anyway, is the conclusion drawn from some recently reported DNA research, published in the journal Current Biology.The authors of the paper compared the Y chromosomes of 513 pairs of men who supposedly share a common ancestor…
    - 6 days ago 16 Nov 19, 8:30pm -
  • Is your home constantly set to a 'sexist' temperature? You're not alone | Arwa Mahdawi
    A new study finds men tend to get their way in household temperature discussions while women must compromiseSign up for The week in patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
    - 6 days ago 16 Nov 19, 2:00pm -
  • Watford FC’s loos are top of the league | Brief letters
    Women’s toilets | Hangover cures | Narrow boat offer | The QueenGreat to see the call to architects and planners for potty parity (The queue for the ladies’ loo is a feminist issue, Journal, 14 November). Maybe we can also ask them to situate the pan off centre in each of the ladies’ cubicles, so the user’s thigh doesn’t have to have such a close relationship with the sanitary bin. Aliso…
    - 7 days ago 15 Nov 19, 5:08pm -
  • Suffragist outrage: Winston Churchill struck with a dog whip - archive, 15, November 1909
    15 November 1909: Suffragist attacks the President of the Board of Trade at Bristol railway station, cutting his face with a lashMr Winston Churchill was the victim of a disgraceful outrage by a militant suffragist at Bristol on Saturday, when a woman, said to be Miss Theresa Garnett, of Leeds, broke through a cordon of police on the railway station platform and struck Mr Churchill with a dog-whip…
    - 8 days ago 15 Nov 19, 5:00am -
  • How a conference call sparked America's abortion obsession – video explainer
    White evangelical Christians are on the frontline of the US's anti-abortion movement. But not so long ago this group was not interested in the politics of terminations. Its members are a crucial faction of Donald Trump's base, motivating him to further restrict abortion rights. How did it all change? Leah Green investigates how a group of men turned abortion into a tool that shaped the course…
    - 1 Aug 19, 11:13am -
  • 'People don't even look at me': eight black women discuss politics of light and dark skin – video
    As part of our Shades of Black series, we invited eight women to talk about their experience of colorism in their relationships, careers and everyday life. Colorism is the discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone. This means that darker-skinned black people have to fight prejudice even within their own community, where lighter skin is seen as more desirable. As such, darker-skin…
    - 8 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Tulip Siddiq: ‘I needed a caesarean – instead I was at parliament’
    The Labour MP was forced to postpone her C-section to vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Her battle to bring parliament into the 21st century is far from wonWhen the Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq found out she was pregnant with her second child, which must have been roughly nine months and three weeks ago, “I said to Chris, my husband: ‘Thank God it’s [due at] the end of Janua…
    - 12 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • Women's March 2019: Tens of thousands take to streets across the world – video
    Demonstrators march on the streets of Washington, Berlin and London on Saturday as part of the global Women's March to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerityWomen’s March 2019: thousands around the world march to demand gender equality – liveWomen's March: 30 countries set to take part in third global protestContinue reading...
    - 19 Jan 19, 7:27pm -
  • In praise of loud women – the joy and power of being noisy and female
    My big voice was frowned upon when I was a girl in the 70s. Now, celebrities from Beyoncé to Michelle Obama are helping to tear up the idea of what a woman should sound likeNo one wants to sit next to a loud woman. I know this because someone recently moved the placement card on a dinner table to get away from me. That label – “loud woman” – has never been a compliment, even though some o…
    - 6 Nov 18, 10:00am -
  • Watch out white, liberal ladies – Reductress has got you in its sights
    The feminist website is known for its searing satire of women’s media. Now, with a TV show in the works, the site’s founders reveal their new targetA little over a decade ago, the writer Christopher Hitchens wrote a column for Vanity Fair entitled Why Women Aren’t Funny. It caused a bit of a stir. To imagine it being published today, however, is to blanch at the thought of Hitchens being dra…
    - 17 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Men hold the top 14 positions in Theresa May’s cabinet. Proof she’s replicating Thatcher
    How depressing, in this centenary year of the suffragette movement, that the prime minister’s inner circle is as male as John Major’sTheresa May’s emergency cabinet reshuffle promoted more men called Jeremy than it did women in general, MP Nicky Morgan has pointed out, which means that after the prime minister, the top 14 places in the cabinet are now occupied by men. Morgan’s statement sh…
    - 16 Jul 18, 5:59pm -

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